New Internationalist

Middle East

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‘I love you, and you love 20 million people’

Yara Badr, Mazen Darwish’s wife, says she always knew she’d have to share him with the rest of Syria.

Filed in: Human Rights Syria

Free Mazen Darwish

We must stand in solidarity with Syria’s human rights defenders, says Salman Rushdie.

Filed in: Human Rights Syria

Is anybody out there?

ISIS’ savagery must not blind us to the bravery of civil-society activists, says Hania Mourtada.

Filed in: Human Rights Syria

Tweeting from ‘paradise’, one disappearance at a time

Jameela Freitas reports on the UAE’s enforced disappearance practice, which has been heavily criticized internationally.

Filed in: Human Rights United Arab Emirates

Confiscating lives, one hectare at a time

The expansion of Israel’s ‘separation barrier’ is targeting Christian-Palestinian communities in the West Bank, reports Noreen Sadik.

Filed in: Israel Palestine

‘I refuse to be a slave to anyone’

Noreen Sadik reports on the case of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad Allan.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine

Why defeating Islamic State might mean re-reading The Lord of the Rings

Uncomfortable questions in the Muslim world have exposed an existential crisis, argues Akil N Awan.

Filed in: Islam Middle East Saudi Arabia Syria

Empowering Kurdistan

What made a Kurdish victory possible in Turkey’s recent elections – and what does the future hold? asks Naila Bozo.

Filed in: Kurdistan Politics Turkey

Solidarity, people power and 10 years of BDS

Ryvka Barnard reflects on a decade of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.

Filed in: Israel Middle East Palestine

Israeli pirates of the Mediterranean

The hijacking of the Marianne flotilla to Gaza highlights the hypocrisy surrounding piracy, argues Felicity Arbuthnot.

Filed in: Israel Palestine

Making waves: Masih Alinejad

Exiled Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad is using social media to challenge Iran’s compulsory hijab law. Lucinda Homa Gray meets her.

Filed in: Iran

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